Full line up of Yorkshire Wildlife Park's Safari Nights unveiled

A sizzling summer of entertainment is hotting up at Yorkshire Wildlife Park as the full line up of its magical Safari Nights is finally unveiled.

Music will fill the air and visitors can enjoy jugglers, magicians and fun workshops at the innovative multi-award winning park.

TV presenter Michaela Strachan is also returning to YWP for another instalment of her Really Wild Show.

The ever popular Safari Nights- running every Saturday during the Summer -  provide a unique opportunity to see some of the world's rarest and most at risk animals after hours  while enjoying top tribute acts, local artists as well as a bangless fireworks finale.

"I really feel Summer is here when we confirm the dates and line-ups for the entertainment," said YWP Director Cheryl Williams. "The atmosphere is always brilliant at these nights."

This Summer's guests include One Direction, Take That and Abba tribute bands, who will be joined by X-Factor finalist Jake Quickenden and Britain's Got Talent violinist Alexandra Parker. 
There will also be live acoustic rock and soul sessions in The Courtyard between 4pm and 8pm every Safari Night.

Meanwhile, at the same time children will be able to practice magic and have fun with jugglers and entertainers.

Then at 8pm the headliners take to the stage with each evening completed with a spectacular bangless fireworks display accompanied by Britain’s Got Talent violinist Alexandra Parker on every night but the last one.

Fans are already counting down to the first Safari Night on July 25 when the Only One Direction tribute act, who have played to over 250,000 fans worldwide, promise an amazing start to the series of evenings.

Abba Revival - who topped the National Tribute Awards in 2013 - are the stars on August 1.

The weekend of August 8 & 9 is a bumper attraction with Michaela Strachan at the park, at Branton, on both days and Take That Live! the headline on the Saturday night.

The top acts keep rolling with X-Factor singer and I'm a Celebrity contestant Jake Quickenden, from Scunthorpe, performing on Saturday, August 15.

Its another dose of Swedish tribute fun from Forever Abba who star on Saturday, August 22, with Jake Quickenden making a popular return on Saturday, August 29, with extra music from Elaine Huckle replacing Alexandra Parker during the fireworks.

"It is a fantastic line up and everyone gets in the summer spirit at Safari Nights," added Ms Williams. "They are great because they offer fun for all the family and who doesn't like singing along to Abba or Take That?"

YWP gives  a unique walk through experience bringing them almost face to face with some of the world’s most rare animals, including Amur Leopards, Giraffes, Painted Hunting Dogs along with Lions, Lemurs and Meerkats. 
YWP’s three new Amur Tiger cubs, born on March 29  and a significant step forward in the conservation of the species, are currently thrilling visitors when they step put into public while Polar Bears Victor and Pixel are enjoying their first Summer together at the ten acre Project Polar.

Whatever the weather there is something to do at YWP. There is the Safari Village shopping centre and café, which can be accessed without having to enter the park.

Then the weatherproof Monkey Play barn is the perfect place to warm up or stay out of the sun in the 120-seater eatery.

Adults can relax whilst the children enjoy three levels of play equipment, including climbing frames, dens, slides and rope bridges in full view of the baboon reserve through the glass walls.

Watch out for booking details at:  www.yorkshirewildlifepark.com